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Whistler
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed two nights at Samesun and it was awesome. It's an older building and the rooms are small but you can't complain about cleanliness and the location is perfect. Special mention to Giles at the front counter.. you were awesome thanks so much for all your help!

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Burbank, CA
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Awesome, central spot. I saw this listed as the 'party hostel' somewhere - not quite, or at least, not when we went. Fairly quiet, well-mannered group. Board/card game selection could be better. Breakfast is above and beyond what most hostels offer per my hostel-veteran-companion. Private rooms even had TVs with cable.

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Palmerston, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Accommodation was clean. The rooms seemed a bit dated, and the cleaning times of bathrooms was not ideal. The three floors were cleaned between 7.30-9am - peak times of using the bathroom. Staff were friendly and helpful

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great location downtown, with easy access to both city sites and more outdoor adventures. Very friendly staff, clean rooms with good storage, and no issues with the bathrooms. Hostel tours were a great way to meet more people and see the city - Jamie was excellent at guiding us through the selection of different beers Vancouver has to offer! Rock,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Samesun Vancouver for 3 nights based on the amazing reviews it gets here on Trip Advisor. While the Samesun was a GREAT price (a steal, really) and in a fantastic area site-wise (walking distance to most must-see sights), I will warn you that there are a ton of homeless people in the area that made me...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place for children but the vodka is a bit klote and overpriced. That makes it hard to get drunk. Abc's are much better. The rooms are a bit smelly and klote but the people seem ok sometimes.

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Hawthorn, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great hostel, great staff and great location. I would definitely stay here again. The tours run by the hostel Was a really good way meet other solo travellers. The beaver bar had good drink specials and was a fun starting point for a night out.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very clean and comfortable hostel. Rooms are quite small, but are very reasonable for the price. Very central location which makes it easy to sight see. Free breakfast was a bonus. Felt very safe and was surrounded by traveller friendly restaurants and bars.

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Haliburton, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The staff where very friendly and extremely helpful. Decent beers for a decent price at the bar on the main floor. The food was good and fairly priced. The daily special is a good deal. The room was a bit small for four people but what else do you expect for a hostel. The people I've met here are super...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Daily events on offer and tasty bagels for breakfast daily. Is a really big hostel and an older building but does what it does well. Seems a lot of people use this place as temporary housing when they first arrive so expect long stayers.

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Staying in Granville Street

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Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The largest hostel in downtown Vancouver with a central location in the entertainment district. We boast a clean environment with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Everything you need in a hostel! Clean, comfortable, safe and fun, SameSun is the place to stay in Vancouver! You get what you pay for in this city, so if you want the best experience for your stay in Vancouver, check out the #1 rated hostel in the city! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samesun Vancouver

Address: 1018 Granville St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1L5, Canada (Formerly Global Village Backpackers)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Price Range: $39 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Samesun Vancouver 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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“Not near the stair case and on a lower floor -- there is no lift!”
 of 5 bubbles Stepho777, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fix lights by beds abd the fans. The electric plug situation needs work. ”
 of 5 bubbles patrickgraydon, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not particularly loud on the front street side rooms at night. ”
 of 5 bubbles nicolepW578TT, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you know someone else staying there you can request to be roomed together.They make it work no matter how many times you change your mind (we changed our rooming three times). ”
 of 5 bubbles Veroroju, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The tv room could be worked on. the too much dark ness, makes it very uninviting . This room has alot more potential than what attention your giving it. Coulf not get regular tv for news or sports. i saw only netflix . ”
 of 5 bubbles F210QYnicolasm, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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